New Spider-Man to take on Star Trek Sequel

New <em>Spider-Man</em> to take on <em>Star Trek</em> Sequel

One of the biggest summer battles for 2012 will be Spider-Man vs. Star Trek!

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Director Sam Rami and stars Tobey Maguire and Kristen Dunst have barely left the franchise, but Sony Pictures is wasting no time getting things up and running for their new incarnation of "Spider-Man."

Currently untitled, the project already has a new director on board -- Marc Webb of "500 Days of Summer" fame -- and a screenwriter -- James Vanderbilt -- best known for David Fincher's "Zodiac" and the upcoming "The Losers." While casting for the pivotal role of Peter Parker is still underway, Sony Pictures announced today that the film be released in 3-D and will hit theaters on July 2, 2012.

Blake said in a statement, “Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and we’re thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. Spider-Man is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marc’s fantastic vision for Peter Parker and the franchise.”

Much more intriguing is the fact the new date will pit "Spider-Man" versus Paramount Pictures' currently untitled "Star Trek" sequel. The highly-anticipated second installment of J.J. Abrams global blockbuster is currently scheduled to open on June 29, 2012. That's only three days before the new "Spider-Man" hits theaters.

Studios usually attempt to avoid other potential blockbusters that are going after the same demo, even in the highly competitive summer months. History has not been kind to such battles. Most noteworthy was in 2000 when Warner Bros. "The Perfect Storm" severly hampered the box office of Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" over the July 4th weekend. Whether Paramount will blink under this scenario and move "Star Trek 2" or see if Sony backs off is unclear.
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THORfan94 - 2/11/2010, 6:09 AM
First :) and what about avengers that comes out in the summer of 2012 and it Will be WAY BIGGER THAN SPIDER MAN AND STAR TREK COMBINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MisterFixit - 2/11/2010, 6:11 AM
MisterFixit - 2/11/2010, 6:12 AM
LoL thor@ damn
theironspider125 - 2/11/2010, 6:16 AM
yes i agree the avengers will be huge :)
LEEE777 - 2/11/2010, 6:20 AM
THORfan94 @ MisterFixit @ [frick]ING FISTERS!!!


UTRA-SPIDEY-BOY will not!!! : P

LEEE777 - 2/11/2010, 6:24 AM
THORfan94 @ MisterFixit @

: D
Mixbreed - 2/11/2010, 6:36 AM

Spider-man, Spider-man
Sony screwed up on Spider-man,
Raimi's gone, Tobey too
as well as Kirsten's snaggle-tooth, <-(good thing)
look out....Sony has struck again.....
Spider-man, spider-man,
going back to high school- spiderman?,
Peter's officially raped and screwed,
Sony should of used the jelly too...
Look out.....Sony has struck again......
Spider-man to Spider-boy,
Ultimate puberty in all his joy,
First in line to see this flick?,
Any Spider-man news makes me sick,
Look's the end of the Spider-maaaannnnnnnnn!

BmanHall - 2/11/2010, 7:27 AM
@ MisterFixit & THORfan94: Aww, don't fight over first post guys. When it comes to being gay, you 2 will always be first in my eyes.
MisterFixit - 2/11/2010, 7:52 AM
Hahahaha lee@ no,no... I rarely use a personal computer. 95% by my phone
Bman-hole@ what? :-D
airbeyonder18 - 2/11/2010, 8:43 AM
Star Trek is going to kick New Spidey's rear.
LEEE777 - 2/11/2010, 8:47 AM
FIXIT @ only joking man, but don't let THORfan94 rub off on ya!! : D

Phone guy huh lol, im more a lappy these days but never used the phone, would be cool though!

MIXBREED @ Nice song lol, but so true, SONY fisted the franchise right up the A$$!

All i can see is SH1T!

Airbeyonder @ Lol, that wouldn't be too hard buddy! I'm not even a TREK fan but they will deff beat this new Spidey Ulti-Reboot!
MisterFixit - 2/11/2010, 8:57 AM
Thorfan94 is rubbing me :-/
BryEL - 2/11/2010, 12:01 PM
Wow, all these bad ass movies in 2012. Looks like we're all gonna get our CBM fix before we die in December.
phenomenon - 2/12/2010, 5:45 AM
@teabag....... lmao! your a genius with those little trailers!hahahaha

but ok..... it's gonna be a hard run between avengers and star-trek! I think there are more "trekkies" than CB-movie fans. most cb-movie fans like star-trek(I think)but if this is vice versa?..... and movie studios are far from stupid..... they will keep an eye, on which one the general public is looking forward too.... and than simply will move one movie too an earlier or later date, or year!!

and because iron-man (and Iron man 2) and the hulk and maybe thor and cap.america did, or probably going to do well...... avengers will take all the attention away from the next spidey!

I think there will be a lot more problems concerning the next SM-movie, and I even think it never will happen in this kind of set up........ and that will please leee and me( sounds like a comedy-show, doesn't it leee777?).
comicb00kguy - 2/12/2010, 5:02 PM
no battle here. I have more interest in watching paint dry than seeing another convoluted mess like Teen Trek 90210, while I do remain interested in seeing this new Spidey film, and remain hopeful that this new series will correct at least some of the faults of the previous series.
flames809 - 2/15/2010, 1:31 PM
spiderman will beat star trek. since the public like more a spiderman movie than star terk. cause look at all the spiderman movie and all the money they made on opening week. so my money is on spiderman.
alex213 - 2/23/2010, 1:18 AM
chris massoglia for spiderman

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